You must have heard, the Kimberly Loc x Rachel’s Plan Bee highly raved Limited Edition Body Oil has made a resounding encore…. But wait, it gets better! This time, she (yes, a she because she is infinitely a queen) returns with the perfect sidekick, the Limited Edition Body Polish in the same scent. Did I hear you say, yay? I know, me too. Thank you, Kim & Rachel for hearing our beckoning pleas and taking it a notch higher!
A quick introduction for those of you who aren’t familiar – The Body Oil is the brain child between lifestyle & natural beauty blogger, Kimberly of Kimberly Loc and natural skincare brand, Rachel’s Plan Bee, which was released as a limited edition offering late last year. It was a best-seller and by December, was completely sold out. I actually purchased the very last bottle (true story!), and did a review of it in which you can read in my blog post here. However, because I love it so much, it is necessary that I mention it again. I don’t want you to miss out, you are very welcome.
The Potency – If there is just one body oil that you should own, let it be this. The Body Oil is a luxurious and sensual treat for both your skin and senses – it features a blend of jasmine, moroccan rose, vanilla and sweet orange oils in a nourishing base of apricot kernel oil, sunflower seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil and grape seed oils. It sounds heavenly doesn’t it? It is, I assure you.
It has a beautiful intoxicating scent that will have you wanting to indulge in repeatedly. I have owned a fair number of body oils in my lifetime, but none that have left an impression or got me hooked like this one. Unlike other oils, the Body Oil’s scent lingers for hours long after application – a true testament to the high quality oils used and their commitment to offering only the best.
How I use it – I love applying it immediately after my shower while my skin is still damp, as this increases the efficacy of the oil being absorbed into the skin. That I have since developed the habit of conscientously taking the time to nurture myself and massage this luscious oil into my skin, I give full credit to the remarkable formulation. This is something you definitely want to savour.
User Experience – An additional perk with the re-launch of the Body Oil is that it now comes in a lockable pump bottle. This is a brilliant and most thoughtful feature especially for those of us who travel and want to take it along. Brands score major brownie points with me when they take the practical functionality of the user experience into serious consideration. There is nothing more horrifying than losing precious drops of our favorite skincare, am I right?
Body Oil Ingredients: prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, tocopherol (mixed)**, jasminum grandiflorum (jasmine grande) flower oil, jasminum sambac (jasmine sambac) flower oil, rosa damascena (rose) absolute, vanilla planifolia, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil*, caprylic capric triglycerides. *certified organic **non-gmo
Along with the reprise of the Body Oil, they have also included in this launch, the newly formulated Body Polish.
The Partnership – When I first opened the tub to take a whiff, my first thoughts were, woaahh! It smells just like the Body Oil, except more intense. As with the age old perfume/moisturizer layering trick, the same can be achieved with this Duo. The Body Polish and Body Oil serve as supporting scent layering BFFs to each other – this keeps the alluring fragrance on for much longer.
The Potency – The Body Polish is the perfect marriage of sugar, oil and clays. Unlike other body scrubs which are typically formulated in an oil base, the addition of shea butter, Moroccan lava and white kaolin clays gives it it’s unique creamy texture. Combined with the perfect ratio of organic sugar granules, the Body Polish provides the necessary grit of a true desired scrub, yet not being overly abrasive.
It does a wonderful job at sloughing away any dead skin cells while providing a rich layer of moisture all thanks to the apricot kernel oil and shea butter. It is moisturizing enough to use on its own, especially on lazy days when I need a quick fix, but that does not stop me from pampering myself with a layer of the Body Oil after to seal the deal. Although a little goes a long way, it is the one exception I make where more is more. I love spoiling myself with this indulgent combination. No guilty feelings here!
User Experience – I love that the Body Polish comes packaged in a wide-mouth tub. I don’t have to fiddle around digging for it, it is easy to scoop out and completely fuss free. Another thing I would like to highlight is the consistency of the polish – while it is made to have a thick, creamy consistency, do note that in warmer climates it may melt and soften a little. This in no way compromises the quality of the polish, it is simply the oils and butters reacting to the change in temperature. A simple trick would be to pop it into the refrigerator for approx. 10-20 minutes (but no more than 2 hours), and give it a good stir before use.
Body Polish Ingredients: sucrose*, apricot kernel oil*, shea butter*, grape seed oil, Moroccan lava clay, white kaolin, beeswax, tocopherol (mixed)**, jasminum grandiflorum (jasmine grande) flower oil, jasminum sambac (jasmine sambac) flower oil, rosa damascena (rose) absolute, vanilla planifolia, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil*, caprylic capric triglycerides, glyceryl monocaprylate, glyceryl monoundecylenate. *certified organic **non-gmo
To say I am obsessed with the Jasmine Duo is an understatement. While I have been very blessed to be gifted this Limited Edition set by Kimberly Loc x Rachel’s Plan Bee, I must stress that this in no way alters my opinions of these products. As mentioned previously, I had in fact purchased 3 bottles of the Body Oil during the initial launch last year, and I would only ever recommend products that I have personally used and love.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this would make an amazing gift for all the special people in your life; your BFF, Mom, Sister, or yourself! And of course there is always the not-so-subtle hinting to the husband or significant other. If you want me to nudge them, let me know, I would be happy to help you out. 🙂
The Limited Edition Jasmine Duo is available exclusively at Rachel’s Plan Bee for USD $59. It is only available until stocks last. Trust me when I say you don’t want to miss this!
If you have tried it, I would love to hear what you think. Also, do you want them to make this a permanent collection? If we rally together, they just might!